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Bozzetto: Sleeping Endymion

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On rough hewn crag, flowers & sleeping setter at base. Furred cloak (broken at back). Chiseled uneven back surface with hole. Signed and dated in hollow underneath.

Signed

Incised on back of rock base: "Ag Cor/nacchini/1716".

Provenance

By 1722, Francesco Maria Niccolò Gabburri (b. 1676 - d. 1742), Florence [see note 1]. 1941, private collection, Germany; May, 1941, sold from this private collection to Julius Böhler, Munich [see note 2]; 1950, sold by Böhler to Blumka Gallery, New York; 1956, sold by Blumka Gallery to the MFA for $800. (Accession Date: March 8, 1956) NOTES: [1] See Bruce Boucher et al., "Earth and Fire: Italian Terracotta Sculpture from Donatello to Canova" (New Haven and London, 2001), p. 234. The sculpture was listed in Gabburri's 1722 inventory. [2] Correspondence from Galerie Julius Böhler to the MFA (May 9, 2006; in MFA curatorial file).

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Italian, 1716

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 33.7 x 27 x 32 cm (13 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

56.141

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture